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Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in Gannawarra Shire, making up 26.6% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Gannawarra Shire regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Gannawarra Shire.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. Gannawarra Shire currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that Gannawarra Shire subscribe to the FULL version of

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Gannawarra Shire 2016
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Number%Victoria %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,04826.62.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services792.01.1
Wholesale Trade761.93.2
Retail Trade39610.110.2
Accommodation and Food Services1433.66.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1493.84.7
Information Media and Telecommunications110.31.9
Financial and Insurance Services531.33.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services200.51.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1213.17.9
Administrative and Support Services731.93.4
Public Administration and Safety1894.85.3
Education and Training2496.38.7
Health Care and Social Assistance47212.012.5
Arts and Recreation Services270.71.9
Other Services1373.53.6
Industry not classified1804.64.7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Victoria: 2.2% Mining, Victoria: 0.3% Manufacturing, Victoria: 7.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 1.1% Construction, Victoria: 8.3% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 3.2% Retail Trade, Victoria: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 3.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 7.9% Administrative and Support Services, Victoria: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Victoria: 5.3% Education and Training, Victoria: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Victoria: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.9% Other Services, Victoria: 3.6% Industry not classified, Victoria: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gannawarra Shire: 26.6% Mining, Gannawarra Shire: 1.0% Manufacturing, Gannawarra Shire: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gannawarra Shire: 2.0% Construction, Gannawarra Shire: 6.2% Wholesale Trade, Gannawarra Shire: 1.9% Retail Trade, Gannawarra Shire: 10.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Gannawarra Shire: 3.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gannawarra Shire: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gannawarra Shire: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Gannawarra Shire: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gannawarra Shire: 0.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gannawarra Shire: 3.1% Administrative and Support Services, Gannawarra Shire: 1.9% Public Administration and Safety, Gannawarra Shire: 4.8% Education and Training, Gannawarra Shire: 6.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gannawarra Shire: 12.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Gannawarra Shire: 0.7% Other Services, Gannawarra Shire: 3.5% Industry not classified, Gannawarra Shire: 4.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Gannawarra Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,048 local workers 26.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (472 local workers 12.0%)
  • Retail Trade (396 local workers 10.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,916 people in total or 48.7% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 2.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.2% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Gannawarra Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (26.6% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.1% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (3.6% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.3% compared to 3.9%)